Main Event Media is an Emmy-winning content and full-service production company based in Los Angeles. Founded by producer Jimmy Fox, the company creates content across multiple genres including scripted, documentary, reality and original podcast production.
Main Event is known for multi-time Emmy-winning CNN series 'United Shades of America' with W. Kamau Bell, Investigation Discovery’s 'Breaking Homicide' and A&E’s 'Trey the Texas Medium'. Additional works include E! drama series 'The Arrangement', Snapchchat original series 'While Black', multiple specials for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Amazon Prime docuseries 'Inside Jokes', comedy series 'Hollywood Darlings' for POP Network, 'Is OJ Innocent: The Missing Evidence' for Investigation Discovery, 'It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards' for Paramount Network and 'Make Me a Millionaire Inventor' for CNBC.
Main Event has been recognized for its work garnering TCA, NAACP and International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations. Main Event Media is part of a growing family of All3Media production companies including Gordon Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay, Sam Mendes’ Neal Street, Studio Lambert, Company Pictures, Optimum and Maverick Television.
Jimmy is the founder and President of Main Event Media based in Los Angeles. In his role as President, Fox oversees all aspects of development and production for the company. Jimmy Fox is a two-time Emmy winning producer. He is the co-creator/executive producer of the CNN series “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell,” Investigation Discovery’s "Breaking Homicide” and Amazon’s "Inside Jokes."
Additional executive producer credits include: E!’s drama series “The Arrangement,” NBC’s “Food Fighters,” TNT’s “The Hero” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TBS’ “King of the Nerds,” CNBC’s “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor,” CMT’s “Dog and Beth: On The Hunt” with Dog the Bounty Hunter, VH1’s “Mob Wives” and POP’s “Hollywood Darlings."
VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT
& CURRENT PROGRAMING
April Smith was most recently Supervising Producer on Investigation Discovery's Breaking Homicide and Showtime's Active Shooter: America Under Fire. She has experience in development, field and post and spent years working on shows around the country and abroad.
April has worked in an array of genres including news, documentary, variety, and live events. Her previous credits include producing on Investigation Discovery's Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence, NBC's I Can Do That!, Bravo's The People's Couch, and TBS's King of the Nerds. April earned a B.A. in Telecommunications-News from the University of Florida.
Stephanie Valentin is an editor and producer, with an M.F.A. film and TV production from the University of Southern California.
She hails from Brazil, where she was head of post and lead editor of a local network. Accumulating 15+ years in post-production under her belt, she has vast experience in story producing, post production coordinating, live & non-linear editing, motion graphics and design.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
HEAD OF PODCASTS
& DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
After graduating from USC with degrees in Cinematic Arts and Communication, Emily began her career in the digital media space, most notably heading the development of original and branded content for Breakwater Studios. She joined Main Event Media in late 2017, where she develops and produces television projects and heads the company's podcast division - producing and co-writing all podcasts in Main Event's slate.
After graduating from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Kristen began her entertainment career at Creative Artists Agency in their TV Lit department. She later worked at HBO in Original Programming. She joined Main Event Media in 2018.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Stephanie Rosenberg joined All3Media America’s Business & in 2013. Prior to joining All3Media, Stephanie was an associate at the entertainment law firm of Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy Edel and Klein for over nine years.
She represented various television and motion picture production companies as well as actors, directors, writers and producers. Representative clients that Stephanie worked with at the firm are Alcon Entertainment (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and P.S. I Love You), 3 Ball Productions (Beauty and the Geek and Breaking Bonaduce), Authentic Entertainment (Flipping Out, Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo), Intuitive Entertainment (Millionaire Matchmaker), Dean Cain and Sugar Ray Leonard. Before her tenure at the firm, she worked in legal affairs at Crusader Entertainment on such motion pictures as Ray and Sahara.
VICE PRESIDENT, TALENT & CASTING
Rich Leist is the Supervising Casting Producer for All3 Media America. Prior to All3, Rich was a producer who oversaw casting for shows on FOX, CBS, ABC, and NBC.
His shows include 2 long running hits, Wipeout on ABC and Fear Factor on NBC. In addition to casting, Rich has produced celebrity talent on the shows Celebrity Name Game, and GSN’s Hellevator. He has put thousands of people on TV and loves finding characters who have great stories and big personalities.